The Problem with White Shark Regulations

New legislation, Assembly Bill 2109, is designed to provide greater protection for California’s great white shark population. But the wording of the law could hinder anglers fishing for other species. Courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Newly passed legislation in California, Assembly Bill 2109, aiming to beef up protection for great white […]

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89-Pound Cobia Shatters State Record

Anglers (from L to R) Drew Henninger, Jesse Coulbourn, Scott Brooks, Pat Miles, and Andrew Farach pose with the record cobia and the tuna caught earlier in the day. Scott Brooks A Delaware angler who had never caught a cobia before this summer made his first one count in a big way, hooking an 89-pounder […]

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Teens Catch and Kill Pet Tarpon

  You can’t call them sportsmen. Four Florida teenagers have been charged with breaking into an outdoor aquarium, hooking a tarpon, then yanking the hook out so violently that the fish died. “There’s no legitimate reason for them having done what they did. In reality, it was just pure meanness,” Marin County Sheriff William Snyder […]

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Late Season Fluking

In New Jersey, the end of the summer is bittersweet. Kids head back to school in early September, and the beautiful, but sometimes unbearably humid summer weather makes fishing difficult, as the temptation to stop fishing and take a swim increases with the air temperature. But, for dedicated summer flounder fishermen, late August in New […]

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Federal Shark Fin Crackdown On Tap

These shark fins were captured in an unrelated bust by NOAA in the early 2000s. NOAA By one estimate over 70 million sharks are taken annually, chiefly for their fins. Demand for shark fin soup, considered a delicacy by many, has driven the price of shark fins sky-high. Shark fins are worth many times more […]

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America’s Oldest Tackle Shop Reopens

The iconic sign was moved from the Manhattan storefront to the new location on Guy Lombardo Avenue in Freeport, NY. Joe Albanese Famed for the 24-foot neon sign marking its unlikely presence in the most urban of American cities, Capitol Fishing Tackle has relocated to the suburbs. The 125-year-old shop moved from Manhattan to Freeport, […]

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Sailing the Gambier archipelago

  The Gambier archipelago enchants solo cruiser Charlotte Guillemot and photographer Julien Girardot I didn’t expect to see it. I was on watch, on my 23rd day at sea, when the island of Mangareva appeared in the distance in front of my bow. I looked up, white sea birds were whistling as they swirled around […]

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Surf Shark Fishing Banned in NJ Town

A brown shark on a New Jersey beach prior to release. Nick Honachefsky Things just got bad for shore-bound anglers looking to tangle with sharks in the New Jersey beach town of Sea Isle City. As of August 8, surf fishing for sharks of any kind is banned in the municipality. But before anyone comments […]

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Sight Fishing for Shark

Battle Lines The excitement of sight-fishing for sharks turns the hunt into a thrill sport. You sense it before you see it—a big shadow off the port bow halfway between you and the mangroves you’ve been quietly probing for snook and redfish. Leisurely, it eases into focus, then picks up some speed while heading your […]

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